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 Post subject: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:36 pm 
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I have the tendency to click links in messages, and when I'm done viewing them, I close the window to return to the forum. However, on this forum links don't open in new windows, so I end up to have to reopen my browser and relocate the thread I was reading.

So please let links open in a new window, like most forums do.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Could always just right click - open in new window/tab. ;)

Not much you can do about it now. So try getting used to that option for now.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:26 pm 
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I click down on my scroll wheel and it opens it in a new tab.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:44 am 
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Opening a new window/tab is *wrong*. At least unless a link is clearly marked as having that behaviour. Otherwise it's irritating. Try holding the shift key when clicking a link if you want a new window/tab.


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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:14 am 
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The scroll wheel works for me (Firefox) to open a new tab. That's what I want.
SHIFT-click opens a new window which I don't want.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:04 am 
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Stefan Pochmann wrote:
Opening a new window/tab is *wrong*. At least unless a link is clearly marked as having that behaviour. Otherwise it's irritating. Try holding the shift key when clicking a link if you want a new window/tab.



I'm not following? How and why is that wrong? I've never had a problem doing it that way.

I'm sure there's tons more ways to skin a cat, as others have mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:17 am 
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reeeech wrote:
Stefan Pochmann wrote:
Opening a new window/tab is *wrong*. At least unless a link is clearly marked as having that behaviour. Otherwise it's irritating. Try holding the shift key when clicking a link if you want a new window/tab.



I'm not following? How and why is that wrong? I've never had a problem doing it that way.

I'm sure there's tons more ways to skin a cat, as others have mentioned.


I think Stefan is saying that a link should open in the same window unless there's some icon indicating that it'll open a new one. I hate it too, because it's too similar to popups. And sometimes I just want to follow a link and am done with the current thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:25 pm 
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To me it appears very logicals that links outside the forum open in new windows. Most forums behave like this, and I'm very used to following a link mentioned in a post and then closing the window to return to the original page.

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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:32 pm 
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reeeech wrote:
I'm not following? How and why is that wrong? I've never had a problem doing it that way.

Things that look the same should behave the same. One link opening a new window and another not doing so is inconsistent and irritating/annoying. Plus the user should not be *forced* to have a new window opened, it should be a choice.

Edit: Good article about the subject: http://www.webaccessstrategies.com/blog ... w-windows/


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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:01 pm 
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You mean having an option like this?

I'm not sure what browser you're using - but I'm getting this option with Firefox.

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But, I'm also guessing you were referring to the coders - making the option standard when clicking the link (rather than the user choosing to open it via window or tab).

On a side note - Something I've seen recently are the new ADS that cover up the whole page - you can't escape it, as you have to wait until it fully loads up to click the "X" to close it. Most times it takes forever to load - and sometimes you can't even close the tab/window because it's loading. :twisted: (mind you I'm on a broadband connection with very rarely slowdowns!)


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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Going through that menu is too cumbersome. Like said before, I shift-click. And the scroll-wheel clicking works, too. Oh and your menu is so cute. Look at Opera and weep:


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 Post subject: Re: Open links in a new window
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:50 pm 
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I find that first option - "OPEN" a bit redundant! :lol: :lol:
(kidding of course ;))

Well, it could be worse. We could all be on IE. 8-)

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